File & Print Server

czql5v 166 Reputation points

Hi All,

We have a file and print server which is generally only configured to use the File services, such as network drives etc.

We have numerous network shares and approximately 1.5tb of data which is generally classed as critical due to the nature of the files we keep.

I have been asked recently for a report on what files and shares have been accessed over the last 6 months, and wondered if there was a tool that could pull a report based on file access.

I believe my boss needs information on what is being used and for what periods of time.

Any information would be very helpful.


Windows Server Storage
Windows Server Storage
Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Storage: The hardware and software system used to retain data for subsequent retrieval.
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  1. Karlie Weng 8,746 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello @czql5v

    I believe this needs a 3rd party software to accomplish.

    But on windows, every time a user opened a file or folder, event ID 4656 and 4663 will be recorded in the Event Viewer.


    Best regards

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